What’s On My Desk: Wardrobe Consultant Alexandra Eve

Behind the styling closet of this Twin Cities-based fashion pro is a desk that reflects her style.

What’s On My Desk: Wardrobe Consultant Alexandra Eve
Alexandra Eve's desk. (Photo by Johanna McDowell)

Clients know her love of romantic blouses and sparkling accessories, but behind Twin Cities wardrobe consultant Alexandra Eve’s styling closet is a desk. Turns out, it matches her wardrobe. Have a look.  

On her desk:  

Vision board. My vision board is filled with quotes, images for styling and design inspiration, as well as fabrics I am currently loving. 

Embellished clutch. This clutch was pulled as an option for TV personality Laura Schara for the Upper Mid-west Emmys.  Laura was the emcee for the event and I styled her outfit. 

Instant cameras. I have a small collection of vintage and new instant cameras that I love using for snapping quick photos of clients.  

Jewelry. Vintage and new pieces that were pulled as options for a client's upcoming event. 

Styling essentials. A small silver tray that holds fashion tape, safety pins, sewing needles and thread for any last minute fixes. 

Thank you cards. I love sending snail mail and especially these letterpress thank you cards.  

View from your desk? My home office looks out at my backyard and at my perennial gardens. It is a quiet and peaceful space. I live in a renovated farmhouse from 1938, so my office mixes old architecture with new pieces. I love mixing vintage pieces with new when styling clients as well. 

How much work happens at your desk? It depends on the week and the projects that I am working on, but usually about 15 hours a week. 

What’s a typical workday? There is no typical workday, but I start all days with a cup of coffee and catching up on emails. After that, I could be running to local boutiques to pull pieces for a client, meet at a client’s home for a wardrobe analysis, or spend the day at my desk styling clients virtually.  

Can you work at a messy desk? Yes! While I wish it was always perfectly organized, that is not always the case. By the end of the week, I try to file away all the notes on my desk and get all deliveries unpacked and sorted, so I am organized and ready to start the next week.  

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